Baylor quarterback Don Trull led the Bears to lofty heights in the early 1960s, becoming one of the greatest passing threats in Southwest Conference history. From 1961 to 1963 he amassed 4,143 career passing yards and 27 touchdowns. Running Coach John Bridgers' offense to perfection, Trull led the nation in passing in 1962 & 1963. His many honors in 1963 included being named to the All-America team, winning the Houston Post SWC MVP award and making the All-SWC team. Trull twice guided the Bears to bowl victories including a 24-9 victory over Utah State in the 1961 Gotham Bowl and a 14-7 win over LSU in 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl. Also an excellent student, Trull became Baylor's first NFF National Scholar Athlete, made the dean's list three times and won the 1963 Earl Blaik Fellowship Award. He went on to have a successful professional football career with the Houston Oilers (1964-1969), Boston Patriots (1967), Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos (1970-1971), World Football League's Houston Texans (1974) & Shreveport Steamer (1975). He was inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975, the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.